Athletes representing the University of Cape Coast at the 26th edition of the Ghana University Sports Association (GUSA) Games, have made the school proud as they leave the competition, amassing the most gold medals.
This is the sixth consecutive time UCC has topped the medal table at the GUSA Games.
This year, they send home 28 gold medals, ahead of University of Education, Winneba’s 15 and University for Development Studies’ 13.
Host University of Ghana placed fourth, winning 12 gold medals.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, who will be hosting the 27th edition of the Games, won one gold medal.
Sunyani-based University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), although without a gold, placed 6th after winning a bronze medal.
Ghana Institute of Journalism, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, University of Mines and Technology, University of Health and Allied Sciences and University of Professional Studies, Accra, all failed to exhibit performances worth a medal at the Games.
The 2020 GUSA Games, which was held at the University of Ghana, saw over 2,000 athletes from 11 public universities participate in 12 sporting disciplines.
The disciplines include Athletics, Handball, Football, Badminton, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Hockey, Netball and Goalball.
The organization of this year’s edition, which many have praised, saw the Games receiving huge crowds at its various match venues.
The now-former GUSA president, Dr. Charles Domfeh, attested to this when he congratulated the management of the University of Ghana as well as the Local Organization Committee for the Games.
In his speech at the closing ceremony of the Games on Saturday, he charged the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, who will be hosting the next edition of the Games, to work on raising the bar that the University of Ghana has set.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com